Jenny Mitchell at Manchester Poetry Library

  • DATE

    5 May 2022

  • TIME

    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome




    Manchester Poetry Library
    Manchester Metropolitan University, Cavendish Street, Manchester, M15 3BG

Manchester Poetry Library is thrilled to welcome Jenny Mitchell to read from her two prize-winning collections, Her Lost Language and Map of a Plantation. As Artist in Association at Birkbeck, University of London, she is currently writing a series of poems that challenge and re-tell the story of Jane Eyre from the perspective of a free woman of colour in the 19th century. Jenny will read from both collections and discuss this latest project with Professor Jess Edwards (Manchester Metropolitan University). She will also talk briefly about a forthcoming collection called Resurrection of a Black Man.

Her second collection Map of a Plantation is winner of the International Poetry Book Awards 2021. It was chosen as a ‘Literary Find’ in the Irish Independent and a Poetry Kit Book of the Month. She has won the Ware, Folklore and Aryamati Prizes and a Bread and Roses Award, as well as several other competitions. A debut collection, Her Lost Language, is joint winner of the Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize and was voted One of 44 Books of 2019 (Poetry Wales).